▷ Success for Collaborative Research Center in the Social Sciences at the University of Bremen

25.11.2021 – 12:51

University of Bremen

Success for Collaborative Research Center in the Social Sciences at the University of Bremen

It is a confirmation of the excellent work of the University of Bremen in its interdisciplinary research in the social sciences: The German Research Foundation (DFG) extends the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy”. This involves funding totaling around 15 million euros for the next four years.

“I am very happy about the great success of our university and its partner institutions”, says the rector of the University of Bremen, Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter. “Collaborative Research Centers are among the largest and most important research associations funded by the DFG. The SFB in the social sciences carries out important basic research, the findings of which are elementary for further development in the areas of politics and society – on a global level. “

In addition to the SOCIUM – Research Center for Inequality and Social Policy as an anchor institute, other research institutes and facilities from the University of Bremen, the Jacobs University Bremen, the University of Bielefeld and the University of Duisburg-Essen are involved in the Collaborative Research Center 1342. In 15 sub-projects, around 70 scientists from the disciplines of political science, sociology, history, geography, law and computer science are researching global developments in state-led social policy. The countries of the Global South are systematically included.

Key question: Who benefits from social security and to what extent?

So far, the SFB 1342 has concentrated on the analysis of the national, international and transnational mechanisms of action that have decisively influenced the introduction of social security systems and their design worldwide. “The core task in the next four years will now be the investigation of the inclusiveness and scope of services of state social policy. In short, it is about the question: Who benefits from social security and to what extent? ”Explains the spokesman for the SFB, Professor Herbert Obinger.

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The SFB 1342 consists of two project areas: The six sub-projects of Area A examine the dynamics of various social policy fields from a global and historical perspective; macro-quantitative analyzes are supplemented by individual country studies. The eight sub-projects of Area B carry out case studies and country comparisons for selected countries / regions and certain social protection programs; the focus is on qualitative studies, which are supplemented by quantitative analyzes. The Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS) is being further developed in an information infrastructure project. As in funding phase one, all research data collected are fed into the web-based, interactive information system. WeSIS is expected to be released to the public in 2024. This allows research institutions and the general public worldwide to use all data stored in WeSIS free of charge for non-commercial purposes.

As before in the SFB, all data collected will continue to be fed into the Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS). This web-based, interactive information system will be activated for the public in the course of the new funding period. This allows research institutions and the general public worldwide to use all data stored in WeSIS free of charge for non-commercial purposes.

An overview of the research institutes and facilities involved:

  • SOCIUM – Research Center for Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen
  • Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen
  • Information Management Working Group, University of Bremen
  • Research Center Eastern Europe at the University of Bremen
  • Institute for Labor and Economics, University of Bremen
  • Institute for Geography, University of Bremen
  • Institute for History, University of Bremen
  • China Global. Center for the Study of China and Globalization, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Center for European Legal Policy, University of Bremen
  • Institute for Social Work and Social Policy, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University
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Additional Information:

Read the DFG press release: www.dfg.de/service/presse/pressemitteilungen/2021/pressemitteilung_nr_48/index.html

Website of the CRC 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy Development”: www.socialpolicydynamics.de

Twitter: @SFB1342

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Questions answered:

CRC 1342 Global Dynamics of Social Policy:

Philipp Jarke

Science communication

University of Bremen

Collaborative Research Center 1342 Global Dynamics of Development of Social Policy

Phone: +49 421 218-58573

Email: [email protected]

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